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The Catallyst Difference
We are a small investment boutique. We have no corporate imperative to meet budgets or profit targets. We do not introduce an investment for any reason other than being “remarkable.”
We will wait for as long as it takes to identify what we believe to be a remarkable investment opportunity and only then introduce it to our network of investors.
Our background and culture
Catallyst Advisors was founded in 2008 with a view to identifying extraordinary investment managers and then introduce them to institutional investors. We continue to do that today.
At the same time our principal, John Schaffer, was investing on his family’s behalf. It became apparent that through his network he was seeing truly remarkable and exciting investment opportunities.
From here the business evolved into the identifier and introducer of the “remarkable”. Thus the business and its culture has evolved into one that seeks out exciting and exceptional investments, whether it is in a portfolio context or a discrete single investment opportunity.
About John Schaffer
John is the Founder and Principal of Catallyst Advisors.
John has a history in financial services spanning tax, investment and corporate finance dating back over 45 years. The previous 35 years has been investment focused including research, advice and principal investment.
In the late 80’s John was co-founder of what became one of the most successful independent institutional advisory groups in Australian investment industry history (now part of the multinational Morningstar group of companies).
As well as leading Catallyst Advisors, John currently sits on the Investment Committees of Generation Life and the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
John founded Catallyst Advisors in 2008.
We are not investment advisers
Whilst we do provide advice and assistance to professional Investment and Wealth Managers, as well as others seeking to raise capital, we don’t provide investment advice.
The efficacy of any investment can only be ascertained by reference to the subjective circumstances, risk tolerance and objectives of each potential investor. We identify investment opportunities without knowledge of these criteria. The investment opportunities we introduce are not appropriate for all potential investors.
We are investors and investment introducers. We introduce investments or investment strategies to institutional and sophisticated investors – those who understand that their subjective circumstances, risk tolerance and investment objectives are a critical fundamental ingredient in determining the efficacy of any of their investments. It is not part of our offer to address investment suitability for any investor.